The 2018 Honda Activa-i has been launched silently by Honda in India on 23rd July. The ex showroom [Delhi] price of the all new 2018 Honda Activa-i is INR 50,010. The 2018 Activa-i is available in five new colour options – Imperial Red Metallic, Orchid Purple Metallic, Mat Axis Grey Metallic, Candy Jazzy Blue, Lush Magneta Metallic. The scooter gets an update with new graphics in the instrument cluster as well.
The previous model of Honda Activa-i was launched in 2013.It was a female oriented scooter. Its sales were suppressed by the Honda Activa, despite being equipped with the 110 cc engine, which was a popular and successful segment for Honda. The new 2018 Honda Activa-i remains mechanically similar to its 2013 counterpart. The new scooter extracts power from the same air cooled, single cylinder 109 cc engine. This engine churns out a power of 8 bhp and develops a peak torque of 9 Nm. The engine gets matted to a CVT gearbox.
Besides the availability of new colour options, the new 2018 Honda Activa-i comes updated with features like the four in one ignition and a separate switch for accessing the area under the seat. The new scooter comes equipped with a dual tone analogue instrument console, front hook and a metallic exhaust muffler. Most importantly the safety features of the 2018 Activa-i include a standard combi braking system, front suspension, monoshock rear suspension and drum brake units on the front and rear wheels handle the braking system. The scooter rides on 90/100 – 10 tubeless tyres.
This automatic scooter gets a fibre body. Rapid urbanisation is leading to increased popularity of the automatic scooters. Moreover greater convenience and unisex orientation also adds to its popularity and creating a tough competition between the 100cc commuter motorcycles and the automatic scooters in terms of sales. The traffic congestion makes the automatic scooters easier to ride. Therefore the scooters are gaining popularity over the 100 geared bikes. The 2018 Honda Activa-i rivals the TVS Scooty Zest, the Hero Pleasure, the Suzuki Let’s and the Yamaha Ray Z.
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